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Summer Interns Return with a World of Experiences
09/30/2015

Summer Interns Return with a World of Experiences

Shayna Chabner McKinney
Caltech undergraduate students returned to campus this week, many after spending the summer working at companies in biotechnology, technology, and finance, among other fields. These students have had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the career opportunities and paths that may be available to them after graduation.
New Courses for the 2015–16 School Year
09/28/2015

New Courses for the 2015–16 School Year

Lorinda Dajose
The start of the 2015–2016 school year brings not only new freshmen and faculty, but also new courses.
Caltech Interns Summer in Japan
09/18/2015

Caltech Interns Summer in Japan

Cynthia Eller
The Caltech–Japan Internship Program was started in 1994. As interns, students collaborate on industrial projects with Japanese companies, usually living in company-owned dormitory housing. They are immersed in Japanese business culture while simultaneously honing their language skills.
Why Did Western Europe Dominate the Globe?
09/01/2015

Why Did Western Europe Dominate the Globe?

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
For centuries, the countries of western Europe colonized and conquered much of the rest of the world; Caltech's Philip Hoffman has a new explanation for why history unfolded in this way.
Women in STEM Preview Day
08/12/2015

Women in STEM Preview Day

Lorinda Dajose
More than 100 high school seniors and their families got an inside look at the impact Caltech women are making in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Creating Generosity
07/30/2015

Creating Generosity

Rod Pyle
In studying the brain activity of test subjects as they decided to make either generous or selfish choices in range of circumstances, Caltech researchers found that a simple computational model could explain and understand altruistic behavior.
$100 Million Gift from Gordon and Betty Moore Will Bolster Graduate Fellowships
07/27/2015

$100 Million Gift from Gordon and Betty Moore Will Bolster Graduate Fellowships

Alyce Nicolo and Wayne Lewis
The Moores describe Caltech as a one-of-a-kind institution in its ability to train budding scientists and engineers and conduct high-risk research with world-changing results—and they are committed to helping the Institute maintain that ability far into the future.
New VP for Student Affairs Named
07/07/2015

New VP for Student Affairs Named

Douglas Smith
After serving the last six years as the dean of graduate studies, Joseph Shepherd (PhD '81), the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, is taking on a new leadership role as the vice president for student affairs.
New Dean of Graduate Studies Named
06/26/2015

New Dean of Graduate Studies Named

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Doug Rees has been named the new dean of graduate studies at Caltech.
Voting Rights: A Conversation with Morgan Kousser
06/23/2015

Voting Rights: A Conversation with Morgan Kousser

Kathy Svitil
Three years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which was enacted in 1965 and extended four times since then by Congress. The decision, says Kousser, was wrong.